The Band’s ‘Last Waltz’ dances into Zumbrota

November 11, 2017

ZUMBROTA — It was one of the greatest farewell concerts in rock history and now Collective Unconscious is bringing it back.

“The Last Waltz,” the 1976 concert finale by The Band, has grown in legend since it took place, thanks in large part to Martin Scorsese’s documentary film of the event. Joined by fellow Canadians Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, as well as Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton and other guests, the Band roared through a set of proto Americana music one last time.

Collective Unconscious, a St. Cloud-based band that specializes in playing live on stage some of the most famous albums in rock — from the Beach Boys’ “Pet Sounds” to the Beatles’ “Abbey Road” — returns to Zumbrota’s State Theatre with the music of The Band. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18.

Songs in the show include “Up on Cripple Creek,” “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” “The Weight” and “I Shall Be Released.”

Tickets are $32 in advance, $36 at the door, available through Crossings at Carnegie, 507-732-7616.